The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) helps Massachusetts companies and communities find innovative, cost effective ways to reduce toxic chemical use at the source, rather than treat wastes once produced. Its objectives include to research, test and promote alternatives to toxic chemicals used in Massachusetts industries and communities; to provide resources and tools for a safer place to live and work; and to promote economic competitiveness through improved efficiency, compliancy stability and reduced risk. TURI provides a number of programs and services, including:
- Research in consortia, supply chain and peer networks, or through grants to academic researchers and industries.
- Training for toxic use reduction (TUR) professionals, community group and trade associations in core planner training, sector specific technologies and methods, and management tools.
- Technical support from the TURI Library and TURI experts.
- Laboratory services offering performance testing of non-toxic and less-toxic cleaning alternatives for specific, client-defined applications.
- Grants to industry, community groups and researchers in academia.